An incisive study of Emerson's personality by an outstanding figure in American belles-lettres and long-tine personal friend of the poet and philosopher. With remarkable psychological and literary insight the author throws new light on one of America's most complex literary personalities. Pithy, witty and full of interesting sidelights of Emerson's personality and career especially as they relate to the transcendental movement in 19th century America, this work is indispensable to all literature collections. First published in 1903, this book, by an intimate friend of Emerson, Thoreau, Channing, and Bronson Alcott, provided a unique picture of Emerson's daily life, acquaintances, personal qualities, and preoccupations. Includes extracts from letters. This title is cited and recommended by Bibliography of American Literature.